Englishman Hadden Frost, 26, came to the United States this spring and rode several jump races. He picked up wins at My Lady’s Manor and Willowdale and nearly won the Maryland Hunt Cup. Before all of that, he won “50-odd” races on the flat and another 70 or so over jumps while following his father Jimmy’s footsteps to the winner’s circle. In an early June conversation, he talked about his background, experience with pony racing, riding with Ryan Moore, getting quizzed by Martin Pipe and what it feels like to ride a winner at the Cheltenham Festival.
Joe Clancy writes about horses for thisishorseracing.com, The Saratoga Special and Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine (mainly). He and his brother Sean started all this in 1994.